Christen McCurdy

Minorities Face Health Disparities in Mental Health and Addictions

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While African-Americans are overrepresented in behavioral healthcare, they're barely represented in policy positions – and mental health data for Asian-Americans in Oregon isn't even tracked

September 24, 2013 – In Oregon, planning for diversity is like parsley on the plate, said April Johnson, behavioral health policy analyst for the state office of Addictions and Mental Health, at a gathering of about 40 people, mostly women, for the Oregon Women's Health Network's lecture series.

Bonamici Says ACA Removes Disadvantage for Small Business Owners

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Cover Oregon encourages small businesses to investigate tax credits, financial assistance even if they're unsure they're eligible


September 19, 2013 – Public misconceptions still abound about Cover Oregon, the state's new health insurance marketplace – and not only that, some of the information is camouflaged.

OHSU Reports Revenues $36 Million Above Budget For Fiscal Year So Far

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OHSU is also considering whether to arm public safety officers to improve safety on campus following the shooting at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.


September 16, 2013 – Oregon Health & Sciences University reported above-budget revenues and discussed the possible use of armed offices on campus at this week's board of directors meeting.

Health Share of Oregon Doesn't Anticipate Provider Shortage

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Council meeting also addressed dental benefits, non-emergency medical transportation


September 11, 2013 – Health Share of Oregon has added Kaiser Permanente to its roster of dental providers, CEO Janet Meyer told the coordinated care organization's community advisory council at its monthly meeting last week.

Cover Oregon Takes Outreach Strategy Online

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The state exchange held a forum on Reddit recently, and is considering hosting more online education events in the future

September 4, 2013 -- As Cover Oregon prepares to launch the state health insurance marketplace this fall, it's held nine community events – all of which have been packed – and plans to hold two more before it begins enrolling people in October.

Liz Baxter Takes Helm at Oregon Public Health Institute

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She hopes to focus on the future of public health, and its potential role in healthcare transformation

August 30, 2013 – Liz Baxter is just weeks into her new position as executive director of the Oregon Public Health Institute – a role she'll fill half-time until late October.


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